Nov 17, 2012 5:00am PST
and in egypt. in tunisia, for the win minister was here in gaza. yesterday the egyptian prime minister here. hamas is a division of the muslim brotherhood. the egyptian president is now from the muslim brotherhood. hamas is counting on this arab solidarity, this new playing field to significantly change the balance of power between the hamas militants who clearly don't have the kind of weapons that israel has, but they think now they will have broader political support, not from just the new arab government but also from the newly empowered arab streets. >> how nervous is this making the united states? given the arab support and the tenuous support from the arab brotherhood, is israel been encouraged to show restraint in this case? >> i think the united states is asking all parties to show restraint. the president, according to reports, has spoken with the egyptian president, he has spoken to the israelis. it's in israel's interest. it's in egypt's interests, the united states interests to tamp this down. it is not, however, in hamas' interests. hamas' strategy is to inspire the revolutiona
Nov 15, 2012 6:00am EST
of hamas yesterday. 11 palestinians have been killed, 100 injured in the past two days now egypt is asking the united states to push israel to stop the offensive against hamas. >>> lawmakers will begin getting more answers about september's deadly attack on in benghazi, libya. house and senate intelligence committees will hold hearings about the attack which killed four americans, including ambassador chris stevens. republicans have been criticizing the obama administration for not responding quickly enough to the violence outside the consulate. michael morrel is expected to testify today. >>> we will wait until tomorrow to hear from former cia director david petraeus. it was unclear until yesterday whether he would still answer questions after his sudden resignation late last week. he will not discuss the sex scandal that cost him his job during that closed hearing. >>> president obama telling republicans to come after him, not his cabinet for his administration's response to the attack in benghazi. he lashed out against republicans who have been critical of u.n. ambassador susan rice. th
Nov 14, 2012 6:00am PST
. this will be the first press conference since that attack in egypt that killed a u.s. ambassador and three other americans. and i wouldn't be surprised as well, carol, if he gets questions about looming cabinet appointments. >> i bet he will. news conferences used to be a regular occurrence with the president. any chance these will happen more frequently? >> reporter: i don't know. we did see in the campaign that the president preferred to, instead, do sbrinterviews with local stations and use social media. obviously when there's a press conference with the white house press corps and we're all very intensely familiar with his record, it's clear that the white house has felt that the downside of a misstep has far outweighed the benefit they would get from this. however, it would be very unusual if president obama did not have this press conference after an election. this is sort of the norm that a president does this. george w. bush had one two days after he was re-elected. clinton, three days after he was elected. reagan actually had one the morning after he was re-elected, carol. eight days he
Nov 15, 2012 7:00am PST
commander killed wednesday in an air strike. you see that. leaders in neighboring egypt warn the violence could soon escalate out of control. >>> and hurricane sandy exposed just how vulnerable millions of americans are to power outages. but that could just be the iceberg's tip. a new federal study warns a terrorist attack on the u.s. power grid could plunge parts of the country into darkness for weeks or even months because key pieces of equipment are unguarded and lack the technology needed to stop outages from spreading. >>> new questions about safety of the popular energy drinks. the fda investigating reports that the supercaffeinated 5-hour energy drink could be linked to as many as 13 deaths. the drinksmaker denies any proven connection to its products and those cases. >>> a group is urging the government to crack down on new version of cracker jacks about to hit stores. it has new flavors with extra pop, with caffeine. why we are caffeinating cracker jacks is beyond me. but the makers insist the snack won't be marketed to children. >>> here's diane sawyer with a preview of tonight'